| Apr 3, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Cloud computing was once an esoteric tech tool, something for visual-effects companies and tech-forward filmmakers.
But as they've come down in price, cloud services -- like such once-exotic tools as CGI and digital intermediate -- have been adopted by...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 9:56 AM
Walking out of a cramped, stuffy United Center boardroom two weeks ago, Michelle Harris told me that when she was younger and growing up in Chicago, "I dreamed of being a part of corporate America." She said this unequivocally, without a hint of guile,...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 12:30 PM
"I had to show my voter registration and passport to get in here," joked Robert De Niro as he accepted the 2014 Muhammad Ali Celebrity Fight Night Award on April 12 in Phoenix. "And to get a drink at the bar, I had to prove I was not gay. Which is why I...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 8:13 PM
Don Engel had only a small law firm in Los Angeles — just two or three attorneys in addition to him and his wife. But a phone call from Engel could strike fear among the loftiest executives in the music business.
Engel, who represented some of the...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 1:04 PM
Being chased or attacked. Being nude in public. Dying. Drowning. Falling. Flunking a test.
These calamities star in the classic nightmares that haunt our sleepy time under the sheets.
I bet Sam Rubin gladly would have traded any of those nocturnal...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 10:45 AM
Super Bowl Sunday may just be the cutest day of the year, thanks to Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl X and the Hallmark Channel's first-ever Kitten Bowl. It's hard not to love watching baby animals bat the ball around in what's possibly the most adorable...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 7:00 AM
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6
A Case of You
A young writer smitten with the barista at his local coffee shop scours her Facebook profile for intel and tries to transform himself into her dream guy. With Justin Long and Evan Rachel Wood. Written by Long....
| Oct 22, 2013
| 5:40 PM
George Clooney's World War II drama "The Monuments Men" will not arrive in theaters this year as planned because the film's visual effects could not be completed in time, the actor and director said.
The tale of a ragtag band of art historians, museum...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 10:05 AM
If you're a studio hoping your film has a shot during awards season, chances are you've already premiered the movie to an elite audience by now. With Sundance, Telluride, Toronto and other festivals, there are plenty of opportunities to unveil an Oscar...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 4:09 PM
With his "American Hustle" one of the few pieces of the year-end film puzzle yet to click into place, David O. Russell will receive a special tribute at the upcoming AFI Fest. The event will take place on Nov. 8 at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood....
| Nov 10, 2013
| 12:35 PM
Sacha Baron Cohen stole the show at the BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards Saturday evening at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
The outrageously fearless British comic actor of "Borat," "Bruno" and "The Dictator" fame was this year's recipient of the...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 1:38 PM
David O. Russell unveiled the first six minutes of his latest movie, "American Hustle," during a career tribute at Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre on Friday night. And though technical issues with the sound forced the footage to be stopped and restarted,...